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Submissions Being Accepted for Downtown Brooklyn


Margan Lyle,Associate Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University

Downtown Brooklyn CoverBrooklyn, N.Y. – Students, faculty, staff and alumni of LIU Brooklyn are invited to channel their inner Ernest Hemingway and Maya Angelou by submitting fiction and poetry to Downtown Brooklyn: A Journal of Writing, the campus literary magazine.

Selected pieces will become part of an LIU Brooklyn tradition of creative expression that dates back to 1992.

Submissions are also welcome from former campus staff, visiting writers who teach in the M.F.A. in creative writing program and writers from Voices of the Rainbow: Celebrating the Oral Tradition, LIU Brooklyn’s annual series of free poetry and fiction readings.

“We accept submissions of poetry and fiction in a wide variety of traditional as well as experimental forms,” said Wayne Berninger, editor of Downtown Brooklyn, undergraduate advisor in the LIU Brooklyn English Department and an adjunct professor. “Our mission is not to promote any particular style but all the different kinds of writing being created campus-wide.”

Submissions will be accepted until Feb. 1 for the fall 2014 edition. Each piece should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document and include a cover letter with a short biography, indicating major and year for students, major and graduation year for alumni, and department and title for faculty and staff. The bio should also include information on previously published works, performances or other productions.

Submissions should be sent to Berninger at and will be evaluated by Downtown Brooklyn’s editorial committee. Contributors will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis.

LIU Brooklyn is distinguished by...
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Steinberg Wellness Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 10/15/2013

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